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    Availability / How It Works

    Table Tents are high in demand. Each semester, there are about 2-3 times as many requests as there are spaces available. Every week has a wait list, some with over 10 groups.  But don't give up hope! Check this page every 3-4 days to see if all available spaces are full. If someone doesn't claim their space, it will become available to the next group in the list, and so on down the line until full.

    • There is a random lottery for the use of Table Tents, but there is not an appointment like Diag boards or Diag banner poles; groups either win one of the four available spaces, or they are wait-listed.
      • Immediately after the drawing (lottery) is conducted, the top 4 organizations in each table are identified as the winners for that week.
      • Other groups are listed in the order in which they were randomly drawn (wait listed).
      • If a winning organization does not claim its space by completing a contract by the designated deadline, the first group on the wait list is given the opportunity to rent the space. They'll have about 2-3 days to decide, and so on.
      • Groups in italics are in a decision making spot, meaning that they are eligible to reserve the space but have a deadline by which to do so.
      • Once a group has accepted and paid for its space or failed to respond or declined, their line is bold and the opportunity has passed.  
        • If interested, those groups will have to get on the wait list again, at the bottom.
      • It is not uncommon for a group in 10th place or higher to actually end up reserving the space.
    • Each organization may not use table tents more than twice per semester. If your group has the good fortune of being chosen as a winner of more than two weeks, you must choose only two. If, however, the wait list for a particular week is exhausted and no one wishes to reserve the space for that week, groups may use more than 2 weeks per semester.
    • Separate reservations necessitate new materials, unless you have the good fortune of winning two consecutive weeks. If, for example, your group wins one of the spaces on 10/3-10/10 and again on 10/24-10/31, you will need to submit a set of inserts for 10/3, and later a new set of inserts for 10/24.
    • Winners are responsible for the space rental fee ($50 per week for student organizations; $100 per week for departments) plus the purchase price of the table tent inserts at the printer or copy center of your choice. Table tent inserts must be cut to size before submitting to SORC for placement.
    • To get on the wait list for any week, email the SORC Supervisor and specify (1) your group name and (2) which weeks you'd like to be added to.
    • Learn more about Table Tents (construction, content, and deadlines).

     

    If you are listed as a winner below, here's what to do:

    • To reserve a space in person, stop at SORC anytime before the deadline (during business hours).
      • Any member of your group can accept the space and start a contract, but payment must be made before the deadline.
    • To reserve a space via email, the organization's authorized signer must send a message to the SORC Supervisor before the deadline including the following:
      • I accept the Table Tent space on behalf of (organization name) for (date).
      • My phone number is:  xxx-xxx-xxxx.
      • My shortcode is (number), and I am the authorized signer for my organization.
      • A brief description of my ads is: (for example, "promoting concert" or "mass meeting" or "general promotion").
      • I acknowledge a charge of $50 (student orgs) or $100 (departments) per week for the table tent space rental.
      • I acknowledge the construction and content guidelines for SORC Table Tents and will submit materials that follow these guidelines.
      • If your group was a winner for multiple weeks, be sure to note which two weeks you'd like to accept. Each organization may use the space only twice per lottery period.

     

    Standings for Fall Reservation Period

    Results of the Fall 2016 Table Tent lottery (random drawing) are listed below.
     

     



    For the week of 11/27-12/4 Status
    ArtsEngine Accepted, 9/14/16.  C#LF16015
    UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance Office Accepted, 9/12.  Completed, 10/10. C#G17125
    Office of University Development - Student Philanthropy Team Accepted, 9/12.  Completed, 10/24. C#LF16122
    Department of American Culture Accepted, 9/14.  Completed, 10/10. C#OP17043a
    The week of 11/27-12/4 is full.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    Department of Sociology Wait list #1.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    Office of New Student Programs Wait list #2.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
    UM Department of Comparative Literature Wait list #4.  
    Computer Showcase Wait list #5
    Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Wait list #6
    Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Wait list #7
    Computer Science and Engineering Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
    Office of University Development Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Wait list #10
    Women's Studies Wait list #11
    The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) Wait list #12
    Inter-Cooperative Council Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
    University Unions - OSAC Wait list #14
    Habitat for Humanity at the University of Michigan Wait list #15
    University Musical Society  Wait list #16
    CSG Bicentennial Commission Wait list #17
    University Musical Society Student Committee Added to list, 11/2

     

     



    For the week of 12/4-12/11 Status
    Computer Science and Engineering Accepted, 9/14.  C#LF16023
    UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance Office Accepted, 9/12.  Completed, 10/10. C#G17125
    ArtsEngine Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/30.
    University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Accepted, 9/14.  C#LF16040
    Computer Showcase Accepted, 10/6. Completed, 10/10. C#OP17000g
    The week of 12/4-12/11 is full.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) Wait list #2.  
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Wait list #3.  
    Office of New Student Programs Wait list #4.  
    Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Wait list #5
    Mentality Magazine Wait list #6
    University Unions - OSAC Wait list #7
    CSG Bicentennial Commission Wait list #8
    University Musical Society Student Committee Added to list, 11/2

     

     



    For the week of 12/11-1/8 (4 weeks for the price of 1) Status
    University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Accepted, 9/14.  C#LF16040
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Accepted, 9/12.  C#LF16102
    Computer Showcase Accepted, 9/12.  Completed, 10/12. C#LF17000j
    Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) Accepted, 9/15.  C#LF16094
    The extended period of 12/11-1/8 is full.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) Wait list #1.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    Office of New Student Programs Wait list #2.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Wait list #3.  Please check back periodically for cancellations.
    IDEA: Interdisciplinary Design in Engineering & Arts Wait list #4.  
    Active Minds at the University of Michigan Wait list #5  
    New England Literature Program Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
    CSG Bicentennial Commission Wait list #7
    University Musical Society Student Committee Added to list, 11/2

     

     



    For the week of 1/8-1/15/17 Status 
    University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Declined, 9/14.  Chose two other weeks this reservation period.
    Active Minds at the University of Michigan Accepted, 9/14/16.  C#LF16096
    University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Accepted, 9/20.  Completed, 9/26. C#G171098b
    University Unions - OSAC Accepted, 9/12.  Completed, 10/24. C#OP17037b
    IDEA: Interdisciplinary Design in Engineering & Arts Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/23.
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/30.
    Mentality Magazine Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 11/4.
    Office of New Student Programs Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 11/14.
    University Musical Society  Winner!  Deadline to respond is 5pm on Friday, 12/2.
    Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Check back on Monday, 12/5.
    Department of American Culture Wait list #7
    Computer Showcase Wait list #8
    CSG Bicentennial Commission Wait list #9
    Center for Global and Intercultural Study Added to list, 11/3.

     

     

    Dates between January 15 and mid-April are part of the "Winter" reservation period.  Lottery applications for the Winter reservation period will open a few days after Thanksgiving break and will remain open until early January.  Table Tents are not available from late April until late August.